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Susan M. Benton

Partner, Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd LLP


Sue Benton is a counselor and litigator who works with clients to provide solutions to their immediate and long term labor-management and employment concerns. Sue also assists clients in the protection of their assets, including their intellectual property assets, from improper use or conversion by current and former employees.

In addition, Sue conducts investigations into allegations of management misconduct on behalf of companies and Boards of Directors.

Sue has assisted clients in a range of industries – including consulting, financial services, insurance, broadcast, executive recruitment, communications, technology, manufacturing, and distribution – and on a national and regional basis as counselor, investigator, negotiator, and trial attorney before the National Labor Relations Board and other administrative bodies, self-regulatory authorities, and state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Sue also serves as outside general counsel to an executive search firm, providing advice and counsel on a wide range of legal issues. Sue was named to the list of Illinois Super Lawyers from 2005-2017. As part of the Law Bulletin Publishing Group’s 2004-2016 surveys of the top lawyers in the state, Sue was designated a "Leading Lawyer" in Illinois in Employment Law: Management.

Prior to joining Butler Rubin, Sue was a partner at Winston and Strawn and Greensfelder. Before going to law school, she managed human resource functions, including employee communications, executive training and development, and executive recruitment, for a division of a major department store and for a financial services company.

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